Bill’s J 5 style bass

This bass will be for a great player named Bill S.  Bill needs a versatile 5 string bass that covers Blues and Funk music as well as Classic Rock.  We are going to make this bass modular meaning the neck pickup will be swap-able from  J5 to a P5 with just switching out the pickguards and plugging the leads into a buss box onboard.  Bill will be able to fulfill any gig with this bass.  Specs, Tempered QS Maple neck for stability.  Madagascar Rosewood fret board. 21 frets of narrow stainless steel wire, Aguilar Pups, Hipshot B style bridge, Hipshot Ultra-lite tuners (3/8 shafts), Tempered Alder body painted Surf Green.  Mint pickguard or off white.

Tom’s Hornet model bass

This bass is being built for a new customer named Tom.  Tom called to ask if I could build him a two horn version of the Cricket bass I build.  As luck would have it, I have such a model.  We went with 32 inch scale with 24 frets, cut into a nice dark piece of Ebony.  The neck is quartered tempered Maple with amazing curly figure.  I used Purpleheart as a stringer down the center.  We plan for Ebony peghead facings front and back.  The body is a chambered Swamp Ash wood with a beautiful figured Western Maple that has been tempered as well.  TV Jones is making special Thunderblade pups for this bass, as they will have gold plated curved magnet blades.  All hardware will be Hipshot brand with a combo black/gold accented finish.  Simple wiring and tons of tone.  One of my all time favorite models to build.

Warwick replacement neck project

This is a project to replace the original neck on this Warwick bass.  The original neck has a truss issue and the customer wanted a slim neck carve anyway, so we decided to make a new one out of Tempered woods.  We selected Tempered (quartered) Maple for the neck bulk, and some Dark Tempered Maple (double tempered) for the fret board.  I copied all of the peghead and width specs but laminated the back of the neck rather than a large volute.  I used EVO gold fret wire rather than brass, and put the original tuners and nut onto the new neck.  We are going to finish the neck with just a beeswax and orange oil mixture, topped with Zymol bridge wax.  Leaves the neck feeling smooth and tack free.  Easy to maintain as well.

Michael’s Headless 6 String Bass

This cool bass will be for Michael, a new customer who travels a lot and likes a small compact easily transportable bass to take on the trips.  He wants a 6 string bass tuned E-F and headless.  We are going to make the bass a bolt on with machine screw neck mounts so he can disassemble if he has to fly somewhere.

Myrtle top over Tempered Alder.  We are going to use my deep inset neck style so that there will be access to all 26 of the frets.  30.75 scale.  Nordstrand Big Man pup inside wood covers that will match the top.  Piezo loaded Hipshot bridge and Hipshot head gear.